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New Study Shows The Benefits Of Working With A Personal Trainer

20150625_151816  Over the course of my career in fitness, it has become obvious to me the benefits that come from using a personal trainer, especially when it is combined with a proper nutrition plan. Clients lose fat, look better, feel healthier and have increased energy. As you can see from testimonials page, my clients also see that benefit.

While I see these benefits on a daily basis when working with clients, a recent study conducted by supplementcritique.com to gauge consumer perceptions of personal fitness trainers reinforces that. The study found that an overwhelming number of people are satisfied with their experience when they worked with a personal trainer. The survey, conducted in the United States, targeted consumers that currently workout at least three times a week.

Key Takeaways:

  •  83% of people that have used a personal trainer were satisfied with the results.
  •   Experience is the most important factor people consider when choosing a personal trainer, with 35% of respondents stating this was their most important consideration

Satisfied Customers

Of those surveyed, 56% of respondents who exercised three times or more per week stated that they had used the services of a personal trainer in the past. Of those that had used the services of a personal trainer as part of their workout regime, a whopping 83% were satisfied with the results, underlining the value that personal trainers bring to those looking to achieve their fitness goals.

1  Of those respondents that had not used a personal trainer in the past, there was a clear understanding of the benefit of using a personal trainer as evidenced by the fact that 68% of respondents believed that working with a personal trainer would help them reach their fitness goals.

Experience Matters

Consumers were asked what the most important factors they would consider when hiring a personal trainer. 35% of respondents said that the experience of the personal trainer was the most important factor followed by 27% of people saying that personality and likeability were most important. 26% of respondents cited cost as being the most important factor they would consider when choosing a trainer to work with.

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Education

The study asked respondents what they thought was the education level of the average personal trainer. 61% of those surveyed believed that the average personal trainer has less than a college degree. 15% believed that the average education level was high school, while 46% believed that the average personal trainer had some college. 38% believed that the average personal trainer had obtained a college degree. I found this part of the study interesting as I have a B.S in Sports Management from ASU.

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What is striking about this study is the satisfaction level that people have when they work with a personal trainer. Working with a personal trainer that you can connect with is far more likely to lead to you having success while also increasing your enjoyment level.

The study was conducted in April of 2015 in order to understand how personal trainers are perceived in the marketplace by consumers who make fitness a part of their daily lives. You can view the entire survey by clicking here.

Utilize this information to make an informed decision when hiring a personal trainer and make sure
they address your individual needs not lump you into a “program”.

Visit www.fitnesspropelled.com or simply give us a call @ 480-522-7874 with any questions on getting started with your own training program.

What makes a “Most Excellent” personal training client?

Yes, you read it right.  What exactly does make the “most excellent” personal training client?  Well, this is a tough question, much like the thought process that clients must ask themselves constantly when asking the same question of hiring a personal trainer?  Trainer’s most often don’t always have the same luxury of sifting through clientele until we find that ideal match as we would be out of business quite quickly.  But, speaking from personal experience when symmetry exists between clientele and trainer, RESULTS and sometimes even more precious life bonds are established.  The best way to provide such details is to examine our own experiences with clientele, so let me share a quick story with you where personal training became more than just a career path. 

In March 2013, I met a client of mine Ruth Z.  She came to me with clear directions from her doctor that her lifestyle needed a dramatic change.  Ruth was 250lb’s, had just started a diet plan and was a woman’s size 28′.   On our first session we walked to her community gym and before we could get through our first sequence of exercises she was on bench, feelings as if she couldn’t go on.  I firmly believe at that moment, this is when “life’s gifts are presented”.  Ruth, showed me she was vulnerable and that she had the determination to make positive lifestyle changes.  Through months of committed exercising with Fitness Propelled trainer, Geoff R., demonstrating a no nonsense approach to training, allowing herself to eat and enjoy healthy eating habits, transforming her daily lifestyle to incorporate more movement, and setting mircocycle and mesocycle goals; Ruth’s results now speak for themselves. 

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Not much more needs to be said.  These are the core aspects that I think many trainers are constantly seeking.  I for one am happy that I was in a position to experience them.

What traits do you look for in your clientele? 

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5 things to look for in a personal trainer

The article “5 things to look for in a personal trainer” by Alisha Ebrahimji is a must read for prospective clients looking to hire a personal trainer.  Clients must look to hire trainers that addresses their individualized needs, will listen listen and modify their programs accordingly to address those needs. 

“They’re called “personal” trainers for a reason — they’re there to guide you to your personal fitness goals, and to do so, they need to fit with your personality.”  Couldn’t agree more!  Check out the link to the article to see the 5 qualities they recommend that a personal trainer has. 

Selecting your personal trainer

Clients, let’s hear from you.  When receiving the bombardment of advertisements and emails blasts from multiple personal trainers looking to serve you, what do you look for in them?

– What questions do trainers ask that create a connection with you that helps you select them?

– What qualities do  you look for in your trainer?

– What keeps you committed to your trainer?

 

 

 

Turning June gloom into June bloom…

Fitness Propelled is turning June gloom, into a cause to celebrate with client appreciation month.  We value your business and thank you for it.

New customers, receive $15 off your first 3 booked sessions.  Call 480-522-7874, to get started on your path to a healthier more active lifestyle!